20th Century Studios released on Tuesday, July 20, the official trailer for the highly anticipated historical drama movie The Last Duel.
The two-minute clip opens with actress Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges being asked: "There is only one question that matters: Do you swear on your life that what you say is true?"
It then follows Marguerite claiming that she had been assaulted by Jacques LeGris (Adam Driver), who is the squire of her husband Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon). Jean, upon learning of the claim, then challenges Jacques to a duel to the death, as suggested by King Charles VI (Ben Affleck).
The one left alive would be declared the winner. If Jean loses the duel, his wife Marguerite would be burned at the stake.
The Last Duel is set in brutal 14th century France. It is based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France written by Eric Jager.
The film was directed by Ridley Scott (The Martian), while Nicole Holofcener, Damon, and Affleck wrote the screenplay.
The Last Duel is set to hit US theaters on October 15. – with reports from Angelica Burlaza/Rappler.com
Angelica Burlaza is a Rappler intern.